Hadi Pir honored with Student Luminary Award

Hadi Pir

Hadi Pir honored with Student Luminary Award

27 Apr 2021     By Hadi Pir

Hadi Pir, doctoral student in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, was awarded a Student Luminary Award to recognize his commitment to supporting Yazidi refugees on campus through educating others, locally by advising the city of Lincoln and through his creation of the Yazidi Cultural Center where Yazidi children receive summer classes in Kurmanji and learn about their culture and religion, and worldwide through Yazda, an international organization he co-founded.

Pir is one of ten University of Nebraska–Lincoln students to receive a Luminary Award. The awards were announced during an April 16 reception at the Nebraska Champions Club. Those selected demonstrate help every Husker feel valued, create a positive campus environment, advocate for positive change, demonstrate a significant and active commitment to inclusion and model academic excellence inside and outside the classroom. 

Each student was nominated by faculty or staff members on campus and will receive $1,000.

“Hadi is a fearless community leader who puts in an incredible the amount of time to help Lincoln’s community (and the Yazidi diaspora at large) while being a doctoral student, teaching assistant, and father of two young girls,” Theresa Catalano, nominator, said.

To learn about all of this year's Student Luminary Award recipients, click here

College of Education and Human Sciences
Teaching, Learning & Teacher Education